• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 21.00mm - 105.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 120.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Olympus TG-850 advantages over Nikon W300

  • Less expensive
    $249 vs $387
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Slower slow-motion
    240 fps vs 120 fps
    Supports slower slow-mo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Wider angle lens
    21 mm vs 24 mm
    Capture more of the scene

Nikon W300 advantages over Olympus TG-850

  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/2.8 vs f/3.5
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Newer
    3 years vs 7 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More dots on screen
    921k vs 460k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Longer exposure
    25 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Waterproof
    Both provide
    Take photos underwater without destroying your camera!
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Manual focus
    Neither provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

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The Competition

Compared to Nikon AW120

Olympus TG-850
Nikon AW120
  • $249
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $219
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger lens aperture
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Nikon W300
Nikon AW120
  • $387
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $219
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Ricoh WG-30w

Olympus TG-850
Ricoh WG-30w
  • $249
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • More telephoto lens reach
Nikon W300
Ricoh WG-30w
  • $387
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Manual focus

Compared to Olympus TG-860

Olympus TG-850
Olympus TG-860
  • $249
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Built-in GPS
Nikon W300
Olympus TG-860
  • $387
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion

Compared to Nikon AW130

Olympus TG-850
Nikon AW130
  • $249
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger lens aperture
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Nikon W300
Nikon AW130
  • $387
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • NFC

Compared to Olympus TG-870

Olympus TG-850
Olympus TG-870
  • $249
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Built-in GPS
Nikon W300
Olympus TG-870
  • $387
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion
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